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 Certificate Options FAQs

Certificate Options FAQs

  1. What is a certificate?
  2. What certificate options are available?
  3. Do the credits earned with a certificate apply to Associate Degree and Technical Diploma programs?
  4. Do I have to take other classes in addition to those listed for the certificate?
  5. Can I substitute or modify the class on the list?
  6. What if I would like a certificate that is not on the list? Can I create my own certificate?
  7. What is the difference between credit and non-credit certificates?
  8. Is there a time limit to complete the class in a certificate?
  9. How can I register for a Certificate Option?
  10. Who can I contact for more information?

 


 

Q. What is a certificate? top
A. Certificates are designed to help busy students learn skills in short blocks of time. Certificates range from as few as six to as many as eighteen credits. The courses making up a certificate are designed by industry representatives to help students enter a new field (or change fields) quickly and confidently. Certificates are offered in a number of flexible learning options, including weekend and evening class times, Internet, distance learning, accelerated formats and more.

Q. What certificate options are available? top
A. Presently there are over 60 credit and non-credit Certificate Options.

Q. Do the credits earned with a certificate apply to Associate Degree and Technical Diploma programs? top
A. Yes. At a later time if you decide to enroll in an Associate Degree or Technical Diploma program, applicable credits you earned with the certificate will transfer.

Q. Do I have to take other classes in addition to those listed for the certificate? top
A. No. You only have to take the courses listed. In some, work experience or previous course work is required. These pre-requisites are listed in the Certificate Options booklet.

Q. Can I substitute or modify the class on the list? top
A. In certain cases, courses that contain the same competencies could be substituted. This would be done on a case by case basis.

Q. What if I would like a certificate that is not on the list? Can I create my own certificate? top
A. At this time, creating a new certificate is not possible. If you see a need for a particular certificate, please talk to a Dean or Associate Dean.

Q. What is the difference between credit and non-credit certificates? top
A. The advantage of the credit certificates is that these courses would transfer to a NWTC Diploma Program or an Associate Degree.

Q. Is there a time limit to complete the class in a certificate? top
A.NWTC does not impose a time limit on the particular courses of a certificate. Students may wish to plan their schedules so as not to spread the courses out over too long a time to be practical.

Q. How can I register for a Certificate Option? top
A. Visit the Apply to a Certificate page for requirements and application procedures.

Q. Who can I contact for more information? top
A. For more information, contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-6982 or toll free at (800) 422-NWTC, ext. 6872.